Sun-filled Waterfront condo loaded with luxurious treats
If the only bragging rights for this classy residence at 2 Battery Wharf on the Waterfront was the fact that it had 18 windows – yes, 18 – and a corner location, that would be enough. Happily though, the next lucky owner of Unit 2302 will find much more in this two-bedroom plus den/office unit with two full bathrooms, one half bathroom and 1,702 square feet of living space.
Elaine Dolley of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has listed this sun-filled home for $1,895,000.
Santos mahogany flooring in the entry way (and throughout the unit) is an elegant feature that complements this grand-sized space, enhancing its sense of presence as soon as the door opens.
A double closet with custom inserts and a beautiful half bathroom with a Kohler pedestal sink and marble floor tile are nearby for added convenience.
The open concept living-dining room and kitchen space is stunning. Floor-to-ceiling windows with deep windowsills and two exposures focus attention on the captivating wharf and harbor views while the modified coffered ceiling reminds everyone that this home has fantastic indoor scenes. Each window also has electronically controlled window treatments.
Both the living room and the dining area are quite large, but it’s the amenities that “make” these rooms. A custom built-in piece that doubles – make that triples – as a china cabinet/server/bar is adjacent to the dining space. Judiciously placed pin lighting adds a dash of drama; under mount lighting keeps shadow at bay when serving or preparing libations.
A full glass pane door in one section of the “window” wall opens to a deck large enough and private enough to fall in the “outdoor living room” category. With ample room for a wrap-around couch, tables and chairs coupled with marvelous water views that include the Tobin Bridge, this deck is an oasis in the heart of the city.
Traditionally, it is the kitchen that is the heart of the home and in this thoroughly contemporary gem that axiom holds especially true. A full suite of stainless steel Thermador appliances, including a five-burner gas stove and a warming drawer plus a trash compactor and U-line beverage cooler, are sparkling accents to custom cherry cabinetry with frosted glass inserts in the upper cabinets. The tile backsplash is another attractive detail.
The granite-topped step-down center island seats five people comfortably and is a fine finishing touch for this superbly planned galley kitchen.
A laundry closet tucked away at one end of the kitchen has full-size Bosch stackable machines.
City views are seemingly everywhere in this unit – even in the en suite guest bedroom with two-over-two windows. Large enough for a king-size bed, this room also has a California double closet.
The en suite bathroom checks all the boxes: pretty, functional and luxurious. Classy mini-French doors, for example, open to this loo with a tub/shower ensemble. Marble is the tile of choice and it is used in the surround for the tub/shower ensemble. A floor-to-ceiling privacy wall shelters the commode, too.
Speaking of doors, the one to the master suite ensures that this space is definitely a peaceful oasis far from the madding crowd.
A full-on walk-in closet, complete with a built-in bench tucked under a large two-over-two window, is essentially a room with a view. What’s inside this closet/dressing room, however, is the scene-stealer.
Every inch of this “storage” space is customized to maximize use and includes drawers, open shelving, shoe racks, cubbies, closed cabinetry and hanging spaces.
The king-bed size sleeping chamber, on the other hand, takes a more subtle approach. Thoughtfully placed soffits focus attention on the modified cove ceiling, adding architectural interest to the already fascinating skyline views via two large windows.
Like so much in this beautiful home, the unexpected is always around the corner – literally. A stylized barn door slider (“mechanicals” are tucked discretely beneath a header) opens into a spacious office in a turret-like space. Here, three large one-over-one windows set within the curve have straight-ahead views down Commercial Street with the Custom House’s spire in the background. This large space easily accommodates a desk, bookcase, credenza, etc.
A similar “barn” door reveals the en suite bathroom, which is grand-sized and luxurious.
In addition to a jetted soaking tub with a Calacatta gold marble surround, this loo has a step-in marble surround shower in a frameless glass enclosure. Users can choose from the hand-held spray, a shower head, multiple body sprays or all of the above. Two sinks in an extra-long vanity allow for ample elbow room against a backdrop of marble tile wainscoting. The commode “room” has a frosted frameless glass, swinging door.
Parking is another bonus for urban dwellers and this home comes with one garage space.
Battery Wharf Hotel services are readily available, too, including the Exhale Spa, a cycling studio, gym, concierge services and valet garage parking. Rental space is an option, too.
In addition to easy access to the Financial District and all major highways, you can take advantage of water taxi services.
Address: 2 Battery Wharf, Unit 2302, Waterfront
BR/BA: Two bedrooms; two full bathrooms; one half bath
Size: 1,702 square feet
Taxes: $22,838 (Tax Year 2019)
Year built: 2008
Number of units: 103
Condo fee: $2,493.34 monthly ( Includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, road maintenance, landscaping, snow removal)
Features: Corner unit with 18 windows overlooking the harbor and wharf; spacious formal foyer; expansive open concept living area with tray ceilings that add architectural interest, built-in cabinet in dining area adjacent to large private terrace overlooking the harbor, custom kitchen featuring Thermador appliance suite including warming drawer and custom cherry cabinetry; master suite with custom walk-in closet, en suite bath with Calacatta gold marble, separate den/office that looks out over Commercial Street; Santos mahogany floors throughout; electronic window treatments; one-car garage parking; Battery Wharf Hotel services including concierge, gym, Exhale Spa, Cycling Studio and valet garage parking
Nearby: Battery Wharf Grille and Café Amalfi at Battery Wharf Hotel; movies, concerts, games, farmers markets, Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center at Christopher Columbus Park along the Rose Kennedy Greenway; Duck Tours from New England Aquarium; sporting events and concerts at TD Garden; Financial District; summer feasts and festivals, parks and playgrounds, Italian restaurants in the North End; Downtown-Seaport District including Government Center, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing; MBTA bus and T-stations, all major highways, water taxi services
Contact: Elaine Dolley, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 84 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-331-0243 (mobile), 617-227-6070 (office)